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Frankel Possible for Breeders' Cup Mile

10 September 25: Frankel (no. 2), ridden by Tom Queally and trained by H. R. A. Cecil, wins the Royal Lodge Stakes for two year olds at Ascot Racecourse in Ascot, England. (Bob Mayberger/Eclipse Sportswire)
Frankel, the unbeaten 3-year-old colt in England, will try to win his ninth straight race Oct. 16 in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Eng-I) at the inaugural British Champions Day at Ascot.

Though it has been widely assumed that this would be his last race of the season, on Oct. 13 Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager for owner Khalid Abdullah, said there is a possibility Frankel could race in the Breeders’ Cup next month.

“It would be a wonderful thing to take a horse like Frankel to race in America. I'm sure the American racing public would just love it,'' Grimthorpe said in an Associated Press story Oct. 13. “The interest in the States has been phenomenal, which is wonderful. In a perfect world, he would race there.”

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I highly doubt any of these great euros will come for the breeders cup. We need to stop looking at it as a sport and think of it as an investment. Why would an owner want to bring his already super succesful horse here to the U.S. for a share of a 2/3/5million $ purse. They certainly dont need the money. Im think about the cost of bringing your horses, jockeys, family, etc from Euro to Kentucky (they dont stay in holiday inns). The only reason they would do it is to increase the horses stud fee. If the horse is already a superstar in Europe they are already going to get top dollar, so its to much risk to little reward to come here and race. This is why it is way more common to get the euros tier 2 or 3 horses, they still needs some resume padding. For very few owners is it the thrill of the sport.
It's official Frankel season is over see u till 2012
@logrezzio- the QEII is an important race in Europe. The field would be twice as big probably if Frankel didn't runn in it. Andd many Euros think the races in Japan and Hong Kong are more important than the BC. Goldikova loves the US courses so she should be targeting the BC. But Europeans don't necessarily feel they are champoinship races for them.
Wow my first impression is Media Hype...My second impression is BS....Please stop trying to convince unknowledgeable people that you are going to turn top horse around in 3 weeks and fly to another country. Besides, he isnt going to run in the US until he is sure of the competition. The fact that people think he is the best at any distance proves what I am saying. If you want to make that claim forget about the stupid QE 2 stakes and take on the best at the BC Mile or Turf...Besides dont even think about the classic. It amazes me how much people wanna compare this horse against great established horses when he hasnt even made it to 4 yrs old. Part of being great is being able to last more than one year. He will stay in UK all next year until he is sure he can beat the competition and then come over. Also please stop thinking he is great because he beats up on fillies and mares...Fillies and mares are great if they beat males but not vice versa. Goldikova is trying for 4th BC and Frankel might get one attempt. The male Rachel Alexandra in the making.. Anyone wanna wager is year is over after tomorrow? Dont think so.
As much as I would like to see Frankel in this years Breeders Cup, I will be very surprised if he comes over, but boy it would be a great race with Frankel and Goldikova.
Hold up he never said the mile; Frankel could run in the breeders cup classic???
Couldn't agree more, footlick.
This seems to have been stated to the Associated Press by Grimthorpe. Sir Henry cecil has not said it as far as I know. Nothing like this has been reported on Racing Post yet, as I just looked. Unless Juddmonte is going to tell him to run Frankel, I would think it would be up tp Cecil. He was very angry at the condition of the Churchill Downs turf course last year and for most of this year he was adamant that he would not run this year. So, until he says that he is running Frankel, I won't believe it.
When did this come about, all of a sudden? Henry Cecil and Khalid Abdulla have been repeatedly saying for month's that Frankel will not come to Churchill Downs for this year's BC Mile. But that he will race again as a 4yr.old, and may come to Santa Anita for the 2012 Breeders Cup races. That's been Cecil's and Abdullah's stock answer for most of the season when ask about the possibility of Frankel running against Goldikova in this year's BC Mile? Don't get me wrong. I'm happy as can be to be reading this!! I'm just surprised to be reading it. I had already come to the conclusion that Khalid Abdullah's 3yr.old colt in France, Mutual Trust, was likely going to be Juddmonte Farms representative in this year's BC Mile. I can tell you this much. If Frankel does run in the BC Mile? Goldikova's bid for a 4th straight win in the race is all over but the crying!! Because no one is going to beat Frankel at a mile. TJMO.
First reaction: OMG, I would love for him to run in this year's BC Mile. Second reaction: That is a quick turn around for his first ever trip to America to run in in a very tough race. That may be his only chance to face Goldikova, however.

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